Patrick is the Senior Policy Advisor at the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF), where he works with policymakers, advocates, and community leaders to prioritize funding and programming to advance the health and human rights of gay men and other men who have sex with men in the global HIV response. Patrick’s projects include working with community leaders and advocates across sub-Saharan Africa, including in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, and Tanzania, and conducting advocacy with global HIV policymakers in Washington DC and Geneva, Switzerland.
Prior to joining the Global Forum, Patrick was a project director at the University of California, San Francisco’s Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, where he managed a U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) strategic information grant in Mozambique, conducted research on the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as an HIV prevention strategy by gay men and trans women, and identified strategies for implementing the Affordable Care Act in low-income HIV care and treatment settings in California, including publishing findings in PLOS One.
As an MPP student at the Goldman School, Patrick conducted his capstone policy project with the HIV advocacy organization Project Inform, where he identified financing and delivery mechanisms to increase PrEP access in populations at high-risk of HIV infection in the US. And for the concurrent master’s degree program in International and Area Studies, Patrick wrote a thesis on the shift in ownership of U.S. government-financed HIV programs to local country control in Mozambique. Patrick taught world history to UC-Berkeley undergraduates for three years as a graduate student instructor, receiving a Distinguished Teaching Award in his final year.
Prior to graduate school, Patrick studied the modern history of girls’ education in Tunisia under a Fulbright award, taught high school history for two years in New York City as an NYC Teaching Fellow, and for two years at the American School of Tangier, Morocco. He received a B.A. in history with distinction from Yale University.